Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney
Higher Courts Litigator
Matthew graduated with a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Southampton in 2008.
He also holds the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, from Queen Mary, University of London.
Matthew joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2008 and qualified there before leaving in 2013 to gain experience of intellectual property in industry, working for a British multinational telecommunications company. He re-joined Gill Jennings & Every as a senior associate in 2016.
Matthew specialises in providing pragmatic advice, particularly on the strategic use of Intellectual Property as well as finding creative solutions to tailor the registered rights of a business to meet their commercial objectives. Advice includes the development of IP frameworks to enable businesses to fulfil their potential and mitigate risk, advice on collaborative projects and competitor analysis, due diligence and freedom to operate. His time in industry as part of a small, dynamic team supporting a variety of global business units having different objectives has provided him with a unique perspective applicable to entities of all sizes and backgrounds.
He has particular technical experience in respect of innovation in all aspects of mobile telecommunications for example from mobile access technologies to OTT use cases and end-to-end solutions. In his career Matthew has acted for or on behalf of the world’s largest mobile network operator, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer and the leading smartphone manufacturer in many markets. He also handles cases related to medical devices, software and electronics, especially innovations combining hardware and software.
As a qualified Higher Courts litigator Matthew is well placed to support businesses manage their IP related risk.
Matthew also has experience with transformational projects and has in the past led the implementation of procedures to evaluate and declare standards essential patents, the implementation of processes and software systems to capture and manage intellectual property assets and the implementation of ways to address the often complex area of budgeting.
Matthew has been recognised as a ‘rising star’ in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 IP STARS.
In his spare time Matthew is a keen sportsman and can often be found on a rugby field or in the stands at a wide variety of sporting events.